Designed by the legendary Ricky Carmichael, the 2011 Daytona Supercross track had a very challenging layout.
One rider who quickly adapted to the Supercross track Saturday evening was San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, but he would later crash. Regardless of hitting the dirt, the Haines, Fla., remounted to take ninth at Daytona.
Daytona SX Results
In the 2011 AMA Supercross main event, Ryan Villopoto on his Kawasaki KX450F took advantage of a James Stewart miscue on his Yamaha YZ450F and captured his second straight Daytona Supercross By Honda on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
On Friday afternoon, AMA Supercross stars Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard as well as course designer and five-time Daytona Supercross by Honda champion Ricky Carmichael participated in media day at Daytona International Speedway and got their first taste of the course for Saturday’s Daytona Supercross By Honda.
2011 Daytona SX
For the fourth straight year, five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series star Ricky Carmichael has designed the course for the most prestigious and challenging Supercross event in America.
Best known as the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana is getting ready for a full house of motorcycle racing fans and truck loads of dirt as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to town on Saturday March 12.
2011 AMA Supercross
The 2011 AMA Supercross season begins this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
All eyes will be on the reigning champion Ryan Dungey. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 rider made history last year, as he is the only rider to ever win both the AMA Supercross and Motocross titles in a rookie year.
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Ricky Carmichael, The Goat, Ricky Carmichael University
In partnership with Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced the 2010 national numbers for pro-licensed riders in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
National numbers in the disciplines of Supercross and Motocross are assigned by the following process:
No. 1: The current series champion must run the No. 1 plate in that series.
Defending Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open champion and recently crowned AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., announced today that he will defend his title at this year’s race inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 9-11.
At last year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, Stewart capped of a stellar 1-1 weekend en route to winning his second championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It was a special win for Stewart, who was competing aboard a new bike and new team for the first-time in his professional career.
While rightly much has been made of Ricky Carmichael’s recent triumphs on the Supercross and motocross tracks of America, it is always wise to remember our past heroes, even when they are not that far in the past. Live Nation commissioned artist Steve Posson to craft a bronze statue of Jeremy "Showtime" McGrath, the winningest racer in AMA Supercross premier class history, with 72 wins and seven championships at the close of the 20th century.
If the old racing adage, “what wins on Sunday sells on Monday,” carries any truth, there must have been a lot of foot traffic in Honda dealers this year. Riding the CRF450R, Honda rider Ricky Carmichael did the unthinkable, winning every race of the 2004 AMA National Motocross Championship—a perfect season. Anyone who knows the level of talent and the caliber of machines that line up at the starting gate each weekend at those races understands the statement Honda has made with their race-bred 450cc 4-stroke.